Yelp LA’s Poetry Slam at Pangea Garden

On Tuesday, July 26th, Yelp celebrated summer in LA

In Little Tokyo at a gorgeous rooftop soiree!

Kyoto Grand Hotel's Pangea Garden provided quite the view

And the luscious landscape was pretty phenomenal too.

Ambiance Pangea

As the sun set and the stars shined brightly,

The casual crowd grew quite sprightly.

Beef Sliders, carnde asada skewers, spicy ahi tuna tartar,

Blackened shrimp with sausage, chicken kar-age, and bruschetta blew away guests, by far.

Pangea food

Four Leaf was also on site cooling us off with their shaved ice,

Featuring boba, fresh fruit, and green tea – very nice.

SuperFruit mojitos and Naughty Lemonades were crafted with Beluga Vodka and TY KU Liqueur,

Which paired perfectly with Randy D's Dodger Haiku.

The Poetry Slam showed off the talents of some brave Elites,

LIke Nick G's alliterative beats.


Jonathan T got us started with a cheeky poem about his Downtown dry cleaners,

Followed by Erin V, Harmonie T, Wendy S, and Michael F, our snazzy singers!

Mikey S, Adolfo H, Vince V, and Sophia W rounded out the creative group,

Showing that the Elite Squad really is an impressive, witty troop.

The wonderful evening ended with one last rhyme

That unveiled a gift from Yelp of Father Time.

Now girls and guys will proudly sport their nifty watch

As they fondly remember a night that was topnotch!


Special thanks goes out to the incredible Pangea staff and sponsors that made this event one serious page turner and to the secret paparazzi of photo ninjas including Yelp newbie Krocky M, hipster Elite Ken C, and the instagram geniuses, Christina Y, Hazel Q, and Mike Q. All renegade snapshots can be viewed here and don't forget to read the reviews right here!

Snaps all around,


Katie B

LA East CM